June 26th, 2023

In this edition

  • Meet the Bike & Scooter Providers Webinar
  • Rolling Forward with Metro Transit
  • Metropass Employer Spotlight
  • Downtown Bike Basics Lunch and Learn
  • East Town Commuter Fair
  • Prudential Relocation to Downtown
  • Save the Date: Downtown Group Ride
  • Open Streets MPLS
  • Other Happenings

New Move Minneapolis Webinar

Sure, they look cool, but how do you ride those things? Everything you wanted to know about e-scooters and bike-share in Minneapolis but were afraid to ask! Get the full story from the providers and city regulators.

Join Move Minneapolis as we explore the new shared mobility landscape in our next webinar on July 27th. We’ll be talking with shared e-bike and e-scooter providers Lime, Veo, and Spin, as well as the City of Minneapolis Public Works.

Register for the Webinar

Rolling Forward with Metro Transit

After years of service reductions due to COVID-19 and a driver shortage, this summer transit is on the upswing. On June 17, Metro Transit’s regular quarterly update was implemented with a goal of increasing transit service throughout the region. The changes are based on current and projected ridership and the available driver workforce – both of which are trending up. 

Some of the service changes include the reinstatement of Route 355 (Express bus from Woodbury to Downtown Minneapolis) and added frequency to 17 other routes. Some suspended route segments have been reinstated: Route 645 now goes as far as Mound again. Orange Line frequency has been increased to every 15 minutes during midday on weekdays.

The scheduling and route upgrades coincide with a public safety and community outreach “reset” to help address rider safety concerns.  The reset includes greater visibility of Metro Transit police, Community Service Officers, contracted security officers, and members of community service groups on bus routes, transit centers, and train platforms.

See the full listing of changes and improvements

Metropass Employer Spotlight:

Winthrop & Weinstine

Metropass is an employer-based, unlimited-ride transit pass. The pass is designed as a pre-tax benefit collected via payroll deduction and costs no more than $83 per month – even less if the company covers some or all the cost. There is no minimum number of participants. 

There is no cost to the employer unless the passes are subsidized. Each participating organization assigns a Metropass administrator to manage the program through an online administrator site. 

Learn More

Winthrop & Weinstine, a Downtown Minneapolis law firm, has offered Metropass to employees for over 20 years. Last week at the bus stop, some Winthrop & Weinstine employees shared their thoughts on commuting via transit:


“I love having my express bus back in service.” - Maureen


“It’s much easier riding the bus than sitting in traffic! I can sit back and enjoy the ride.” - Sherry


“Sitting on the bus lets me do what I want to do, instead of driving and it saves money.” – Ken


Interested in offering Metropass to your downtown employees? Contact Move Minneapolis today for more information and assistance with enrolling.

Contact Move Minneapolis

Downtown Bike Basics Lunch and Learn

Thinking about biking downtown but not sure how to start?

Join BikeMN and Move Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 25th 12pm-1pm for a lunch and learn on downtown bike basics.

In this free 1 hour, in-person classroom session, you will learn basic skills from BikeMN staff that will prepare you to ride your bike, including how to ride to work.

Learn More and Register for the Lunch and Learn

East Town Commuter Fair

Prudential Financial Moves to the Dayton's Project

Prudential Financial moved into the Dayton's Project building in Minneapolis this month, the fifth major tenant to move into the revitalized former department store space. Most of the staff is on a hybrid schedule that brings them downtown several times a week.   

The ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 15th welcomed a new chapter for Prudential as well as downtown Minneapolis. While employees are excited about working in the heart of downtown with amenities galore, many are working in the city for the first time.

Move Minneapolis is here to help with the relocation for commuters new to downtown. Transit coaching, carpool registration, and finding the best routes for active transportation modes such as biking, walking, and scooters are some of the ways Move Minneapolis provides for better commuting into downtown. 

Move Minneapolis provides free transportation benefits consulting for employer relocations to make a smoother transition.  

Relocating to Downtown? Contact Move Minneapolis

Save the Date: Downtown Group Ride

On Tuesday, August 15th from 4-5:30pm Move Minneapolis and BikeMN are partnering to put on an educational downtown group bike ride.

This ride will be intended for folks who are comfortable biking on city streets, but are new to/unfamiliar with biking downtown. BikeMN will give a brief safety orientation and then we'll depart on a ~3 mile ride around DT, highlighting different infrastructure and things of note, before ending at Graze Provisions + Libations for free snacks and good conversation. 

Watch your inbox and our social media for details and a registration link.

Visit Move Minneapolis at Open Streets!

Look for the Move Minneapolis tent at Open Streents Mpls events all season long. Open Streets Mpls is a beloved cornerstone of the Minneapolis community, drawing as many as 50,000 people per event. The next event is Sunday, July 16th on Glenwood Ave N.

At the Move Minneapolis table, you'll find sustainable transportation resources, TAP transit program registration, and great swag.   

Other Happenings

Brooklyn Park METRO Blue Line Extension Open House

The Blue Line Extension project relies heavily on community voices when making decisions about the project, so make your ideas heard and help chart the future of the Blue Line.

Wednesday, June 28

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Brooklyn Park Library,

Mississippi River Room

8500 West Broadway Avenue, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Learn More

Blue Line Extension Community Engagement Framework and Anti-Displacement Report

Blue Line Extension project staff are sharing a Community Engagement Framework that is available for public review, and comments on this document will be accepted through June 30, 2023.

To help ensure current Blue Line corridor residents and businesses experience those benefits, Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council launched a first-of-its-kind anti-displacement initiative. Click here to read Chair Charlie Zelle's message about the report. Learn more share and your input at yourblueline.org/anti-displacement.

Move Minnesota's Rock Your Ride

It’s time for Rock Your Ride, Move Minnesota’s annual concert fundraiser! Rock Your Ride is a chill, fun way to support their work and connect with folks who care about our climate and our communities. 

Wednesday, June 28


Hook & Ladder Theater

Slow Roll MSP

Slow Roll MSP aims to help people reconnect to their communities and create a safe space for Black bodies on bikes.

Thursday, June 29


3800 and 3rd Ave

E Line Comment Period Extended


METRO E Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station design is currently underway, and Metro Transit wants to hear from riders about preliminary design plans. There are multiple ways to participate: 


If you have any questions, need further accommodations to access plan materials, or if your group is interested in a project presentation, please contact project staff at ELine@metrotransit.org

Learn More

BikeMN/Erik's Founder's Series

Earlier this year BikeMN announced that their Executive Director of 15 years, Dorian Grilley would be retiring from BikeMN in July of this year.

In honor of BikeMN's many accomplishments under his leadership and the many individual donors that helped make these accomplishments possible, Erik of Erik's Bike Shop, is throwing a party!

Tuesday July 25th


Erik's Minneapolis Headquarters

550 Kasota Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Learn More

As You Go Mpls

Move Minneapolis excited to support the launch of As You Go MPLS, a new program of Minneapolis Public Works that celebrates getting around in ways that boost health, save money, and reduce 


As You Go MPLS is inspired the City of Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan (TAP). The first and current marketing campaign encourages people to leave their cars at home and instead try walking, biking, rolling, or taking transit for trips around town.

Website  About Us News & Events Contact


Facebook        Twitter        Linkedin        Instagram        YouTube
Visit MoveMinneapolis.org

Move Minneapolis is a 501c4 nonprofit that promotes sustainable transportation.

Support is provided by a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant in partnership with the United States Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Council, the City of Minneapolis, MnDOT, Hennepin County, and the downtown community.